Leszek Kołakowski in Memoriam by Jacek MigasinskiLeszek Kołakowski in Memoriam by Jacek Migasinski

Leszek Kołakowski in Memoriam

byJacek Migasinski

Hardcover | May 31, 2012

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This volume is devoted to the person and work of Leszek Kołakowski, who died in July 2009. At the turn of the 1940s and 1950s, Leszek Kołakowski belonged to a group of young intellectuals actively supporting on the «ideological front» and in the University of Warsaw the new political agendas of Marxist provenance introduced in Poland. But already in 1955-56, he came to the fore of a movement of philosophical revisionists radically questioning the validity of these Marxist prescriptions. This resulted in his expulsion from the Communist Party in the early 1960s, then from the University and finally from Poland after the «March events» in 1968. Presented in this volume are, on the one hand, texts drawing up a historical balance sheet of theoretical achievements of Leszek Kołakowski (articles by Andrzej Walicki and Andrew Targowski), and, on the other, essays devoted to certain aspects of his philosophical position (articles by Marcin Król, Zofia Rosińska, Janusz Dobieszewski, Witold Mackiewicz and Janusz Kuczyński). Also presented in this volume are some occasional essays sketching a portrait of Leszek Kołakowski (by Marek J. Siemek, Karol Toeplitz and Jerzy Szacki). The book is closed with an extensive bibliography.
Jacek Migasiński, professor of the University of Warsaw, is an expert in the history of modern and contemporary philosophy, especially French phenomenology. He is the author of several books and has edited a few volumes of conference proceedings, published numerous articles and translations of French philosophy.
Title:Leszek Kołakowski in MemoriamFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:May 31, 2012Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631618247

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Table of Contents

Contents: Andrzej Walicki: On writing intellectual history: Leszek Kołakowski and the Warsaw school of history of ideas – Andrew Targowski: Leszek Kołakowski in the West and in Poland – Marcin Król: Intro to What Does Leszek Kołakowski teach us – Zofia Rosińska: Illuminating Life. Leszek Kołakowskis philosophy of Culture – Janusz Dobieszewski: On the Consolation Offered by Leszek Kołakowskis Metaphysical Horror – Witold Mackiewicz: Nietzschean Traits in the Works of Leszek Kołakowski – Janusz Kuczyński: The Universalism of John Paul II. The universalism of Leszek Kołakowski. Afterword – Marek J. Siemek: Laudatio on the Renewal of Leszek Kołakowskis Ph.D. at the Warsaw University – Karol Toeplitz: A Farewell to Professor Leszek Kołakowski – Jerzy Szacki: L.K.: Remembrances Leszek Kołakowski. Remebrances and some Comments – Bibliography of Leszek Kołakowski’s writings, edited by Stanislaw Gromadzki.